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Friday, April 14, 2017

Twenty Things: Did You Know...?

Tesco has apologised for any offence from a beer advertisement
Tesco has apologised for blaspheming on Easter/BBC.

News nuggets pulled, plucked and primped from the press.

  1. US comedian Charlie Murphy, the older brother of actor Eddie Murphy, has died of leukaemia at the age of 57.
  2. Actor Samuel L Jackson, who had said of Donald Trump, "If that motherfucker becomes president, I'm moving my black ass to South Africa," is still in the US.
  3. A Japanese woman who murdered three lovers in a so-called "black widow" case faces execution after the country's Supreme Court rejected her final appeal.
  4. A dating app is being developed to help orangutans find a love match.
  5. A super orgasm is a similar concept to the multiple orgasm, but rather than coming two or three times, those who experience them claim to climax up to 100 times in one session.
  6. A man sold his back tattoo to German art collector, for 150,000 Euros.
  7. Chinese customs officers have seized more than a tonne of tusks from animals that have been extinct for thousands of years - mammoths.
  8. An eight year-old boy drove his younger sister to and from McDonald's, after having taken informal lessons on YouTube.
  9. Being 'hangry' actually exists.
  10. Oxford University Press complied a special Roald Dahl dictionary, which took five years to complete.
  11. An Oxford University study has suggested eating fruit every day cuts the risk of diabetes - despite its sugar content.
  12. Despite the more established reputation of Swiss and Belgian chocolatiers, there is a growing demand for British-made chocolate.
  13. Tesco has apologised for any offence caused to Christians from a beer advertisement that claimed "Good Friday just got better".
  14. Victoria Tower Gardens is London's smallest royal park.
  15. The area with the highest proportion of millennials is Battersea in London while the lowest is Totnes in Devon.
  16. Fair Isle, a remote Scottish island with a population of about 60 is looking for a new nurse.
  17. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran appears to have some competition on his hands, by none other than his alter egg-o "Egg Sheeran".
  18. Seventeen-year-old Declan McKenna has emerged as a fresh and intelligent voice in indie-pop, unafraid to tackle the big topics.
  19. Star Wars creator George Lucas called the late Carrie Fisher "the boss" in an emotional tribute speech. The actress died in 2016 aged 60, days after suffering a cardiac arrest.
  20. Saturn's ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth.

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